Stuck Together (Pea, Bee, & Jay #1)

by Brian Smitty Smith (Author) Brian Smitty Smith (Illustrator)

Stuck Together (Pea, Bee, & Jay #1)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Pea, Bee, & Jay

Get ready to roll with Pea, Bee, & Jay in this brand-new early reader graphic novel series by Brian "Smitty" Smith, perfect for fans of Narwhal & Jelly, emerging readers, and comic lovers alike!

Like all peas, Pea loves to roll. So when a no-good strawberry dares him to roll all the way off the farm, he swears he can do it--eazy me-zee!

But along the way, a powerful thunderstorm strikes and bounces Pea off course...and right into two unlikely new buds: a bee named Bee who thinks she knows it all, and a bird named Jay who can't figure out how to fly.

On their own they may not look like much, but if this trio can stick together, they just might help Pea find his way back home!

Praise for Pea, Bee, & Jay:

  • Kirkus Best Books of 2020
  • SLJ Best Books of 2020
  • Fall 2020 Indie Next List
  • Amazon Best Books of 2020
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • 2021 Texas Library Association's Little Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List Selection

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School Library Journal

Starred Review

Gr 2-4--An unlikely traveler, a tiny pea, rolls away from his farm home after an ill-intentioned dare by a mean strawberry. Due to a brief downpour, he finds himself farther afield than intended, and to make his way home he tentatively enlists the help of a misfit bee and a blue jay who has yet to learn to fly. This small-scale odyssey emphasizes the virtues of unlikely friendship, teamwork, and bravery. Just as Pea's journey begins without any particular rhyme or reason, so, too, does it merrily roll along to a satisfying conclusion. Colorful, cartoonish natural surroundings seen from a pea's-eye view, the antics of the hapless trio bumbling along together, and a heavy dollop of whimsy result in just the ticket for a cozy kid's read. VERDICT Though the text is a little too dense for early elementary schoolers to read on their own, slightly older students will snatch this one up. Funny, punny, fearless, and even corny, Smith is a master wordsmith with an innate sense of what makes children chuckle.--Emilia Packard, Austin, TX

Copyright 2020 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
September 20, 2020
Pea, Bee, & Jay
Age Range
6 - 9 years
Little Maverick Reading List
Selection None
Kirkus Best Books
Selection None

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